Architectural Digest: So This Is What the Noguchi Museum Got Up to During Quarantine

Architectural Digest: So This Is What the Noguchi Museum Got Up to During Quarantine. “With limited social interaction comes more opportunities for reflection, meditation, and contemplation. The last five months have offered that opportunity, though people and institutions have taken to it with varying degrees of enthusiasm. The Noguchi Museum in Queens, New York, has chosen to lean even further into the culture of stillness that their founder Isamu Noguchi engaged with during his lifetime. During one week in May, Dakin Hart, the senior curator of the museum, and artist Nick Knight collaborated on a special project celebrating the ideals of Noguchi. Distance Noguchi is a series of twenty-two films of roughly four hours each (edited down from 80 hours of raw footage) that have now been made available through the museum website.”

Apartment Therapy: Lucy Liu is Also an Artist—and Her First U.S. Museum Exhibition Can be Toured Online

Apartment Therapy: Lucy Liu is Also an Artist—and Her First U.S. Museum Exhibition Can be Toured Online. “While known for her movie and TV roles, actor Lucy Liu’s resume goes well beyond Hollywood. She’s also a painter and sculptor—and Liu’s first U.S. museum exhibition is now available to tour online. Entitled ‘Lucy Liu: One of These Things is Not Like the Other,’ Liu’s exhibition of wood sculptures and paintings is available to tour on the Napa Valley Museum’s website from now until August 2. To access the tour, museum attendees are asked to make a donation of any amount to provide support for the museum amid the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Art Forum: Noguchi Museum Launches Digital Archive

Art Forum: Noguchi Museum Launches Digital Archive. “The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum (the Noguchi Museum) in Long Island City, New York, has announced the launch of its Isamu Noguchi Archive. The digitization initiative was part of a multiyear project to make the sculptor’s works more accessible to the public. More than sixty thousand objects including project records, press clippings, correspondence, and other archival materials as well as twenty-eight thousand images of Noguchi’s artworks, exhibitions and studios, and international travels are now available online.”

PRNewswire: Mulvane Art Museum To Permanently House The Rita Blitt Legacy Collection And Archive (PRESS RELEASE)

PRNewswire: Mulvane Art Museum To Permanently House The Rita Blitt Legacy Collection And Archive (PRESS RELEASE). “At the invitation of Washburn University, world-renowned, award-winning artist Rita Blitt is gifting her legacy collection and archive to the University’s Mulvane Art Museum. The Rita Blitt Gallery and Sculpture Garden, currently under construction in Topeka, Kansas, will connect Blitt’s art to the University’s White Concert Hall and create a meaningful link between the performing and visual arts on campus. The grand opening will be celebrated in early November.”

Bertel Thorvaldsen Gets a Digital Archive

There is now an open access archive for the sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen (at the Thorvaldsen Museum, natch.) “Apart from letters and workshop accounts, the site also includes poems, articles on Thorvaldsen, lists of artworks, notes, travel permits, recommendations, dedications in books, memos, and many other types of written sources on the sculptor’s life and art.”